The Healing Chapel Smallest Church in Ohio blogged last January. Drove through Coolville again today so stopped by. This time got out and went inside. Steve found it interesting, too.
Seen at the Giant Eagle Friday morning. Jackfruit. Click to see interior of the fruit
Laura took a photo of the Big Banana Car in front of her neighbor’s house. Part of the mini The World Needs More Whimsy Tour. The Big banana is built on a “….1993 Ford pickup over the course of two years by Steven Braithwithe”
Rides were available today (until dark)for a donation. The money going to a fund for children without health insurance
By the time you read this post, the tour will be over but what fun Laura and Charlie and Roy had on the walk to and from school. Laura face-timed me while holding a Bananas Gorilla (Richard Scarry Busytown) toy. I snapped a couple of screen shots.
Do you remember Laura’s neighbor?
Greg created the Art Car (click to see slide show) I know you’ve seen it on the blog.
Dolls prompt mixed responses.
They creep some people out.
Others collect and display them.
Did you have a special doll?
No Problem. Today I found this tin of chocolates in a box when I cleaned up my “craft room” . I’m pretty sure they were an intended gift. Couldn’t possibly give it now. So I ate one of the bars.
No noticeable diminished pleasure!
Have you eaten anything past date lately?
The People at Work Series grew by one occupation today. Meet Harry “Good News” Gosnell, awarded Top Volume Sales and Customer Appreciation at #1 Cochran Subaru dealership. Selling Subarus for 19 years is what he’s good at and he’s gotten to go on trips to Colorado, Scotland and San Diego
If you have to buy a car, (just thinking about having to do so made me cringe) Mr. Gosnell treats you the way he would like to be treated. Kind, courteous, respectful and positive all around.
At almost 170,000 miles it seemed unwise to invest a lot of money into my old car cause who knows what might fail next. I do a lot of highway driving, visiting my families in Ohio. Safety features are essential. It was a great reliable run for my 2011 Outback but it was time to commit to a new car.
Being an extremely satisfied customer at #1Cochran in Monroeville, I returned to buy another Subaru Outback. I learned that Harry gets terrific Google Reviews for his test drives. My purchase was his thirtieth sale this month, with six more days to make sales. He took the time to instruct me how to operate all the new high tech and safety features on the 2024 Model.
I asked if I could post his portrait as he made the purchasing a new car, a positive and smooth experience. I wanted to say Thank You, Harry. I know why you got recognized for excellent Customer Appreciation.
Last Thursday, I unearthed a needlepoint* project I started in 1981. In fact, I knew which bag in which closet to dig for it. More than halfway completed, I needed some wool fiber to finish it. A good friend recommended Needle Point Breeze. My project is my own design. Can’t spoil the surprise. Stay tuned….suddenly I was inspired to finish it. After all these years.
I came to the right place. Everyone was welcoming and helpful. I received good tips on how to prepare my project for professional finishing, too.
Now you know I do a lot of knitting these days. I’ve been through periods of counted cross stitch, English smocking, quilting, sewing, crewel embroidery, and needlepoint. But not for decades. I’ve enjoyed a multitude of fiber based handcrafts.
1. embroidery worked over canvas, typically in a diagonal stitch covering the entire surface of the fabric.
The Iris are blooming again. For the third time in just a few months .
These are Bartlett Pears.
Mr. Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester Massachusetts named the pears after himself but there are over 150 synonyms around the world for this type of pear. Originally called “The Williams’ bon chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear, or the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia” click for history
Tips for buying and ripening Bartlett pears in this CBS news video you don’t want them to get mushy.
Pears. Do you like them cooked or raw?